Community Wide Opportunities
Are you looking for an opportunity to reach out beyond the church walls and serve? Or perhaps you'd like to see what local organizations are doing to impact the community. You can stay up to date with needs and opportunities in our community on this page. Check back often as there's always something new that you can do!
Are you a local organization or individual that would like to post a need? Please go to this page and fill out a request form.
Opportunities by date:
Church Family & Community Outreach needs
Transportation to Church
On Behalf Of: Vicki Sings
Address: 101 Mill Ave E, Pelican Rapids, MN
Phone: (218) 671-3006
Requests: Transportation to and from church on Sunday mornings.
Handicapped Individual Assistance (Outreach)
On Behalf Of: CJ W.
Address: Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes
Request: Handicapped individual needing assistance with tasks I'm not able to do at this time. This includes changing light bulbs, errands, transportation to an apt. within a 50 mile radius, assistance getting my vehicle to get a small repair, cleaning up after my dog in back yard as well as some in depth cleaning around my home.
Assistance with these tasks will help me tremendously as I go through my physical therapy therefore allowing me to become more efficient & independent, freeing up the time of those providing occasional assistance now to help more individuals in the near future.
Senior Assistance (Outreach)
On Behalf Of: Kathy
Address: 709 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes
Request: Kathy was recently hospitalized and they found out she had an infection in her leg. They had to amputate her leg. She is in need of several small projects done around her house before she comes home from the hospital; install AC window unit, fix some of her carpet in her living room, create a wheelchair platform (possibly just from plywood) from her ramp to driveway, put gas stabilizer in her car since she's unable to use it at this time, and possibly help with a few other smaller tasks.
Community Ongoing opportunities
Kinship Ice Skate Drive
The Kinship Program is looking for new or used ice skates for both male and female adults and children in a variety of sizes. If you have some ice skates laying around that you no longer use contact Ashlie Seiftert at 218.847.8572 or simply drop off the skates at the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center.
Volunteer Drivers for LAVC
Would you like to be on a list of people willing to provide rides to those that would like to attend LAVC on Sunday mornings but do not have means of transportation? Contact the front office at 218.846.1199 to let us know you're willing. When we have a request, we'll connect with you to see if you're able to fulfill that request.
The goal of The Refuge is to be available to meet the needs for physical and spiritual nourishment, They offer Bible studies and free meals to everyone in our community. Here's how you can get involved:
- The Refuge is always looking for volunteers to help cooking and/or serve dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
- They are also in need of helping clean & organize at the Refuge and at Helping Hands Thrift Store.
- They are also looking for assistance to help with grounds keeping.
Contact 218.847.1982 to get involved.
St. Joseph's Health
Volunteers Needed! CHI St. Joseph's Health is seeking 30 new volunteers for new and existing volunteer positions. Areas of greatest need are: Emergency Department Guest Services (5:30-8:30 pm), Hospice Care, Orthopedic & Spine Surgery Center and Gift Shop. If you have three or more hours each week to share in service to others, please contact Volunteer Services at 218-616-3197 for more information and an application packet, or visit www.CHISJH.org/volunteer-services. Volunteers DO make a difference in the lives of others!
For more information click here.
Lakes Area Kinship is a mentoring program for children that improves lives by helping establish quality relationships between youth that are between the ages of 5 & 16 and caring adult volunteers for the purpose of promoting stability, support, friendship, and community. This program is for the community of Detroit Lakes and surrounding areas. The mentor and mentee spend time together at least two times per month for a couple hours. We are looking for adult volunteers to become mentors and referrals of children that would benefit from having a mentor. Contact Ashlie Seifert at 218.847.8572 if you're interested in becoming a mentor.
Mahube offers assistance to our seniors on a frequent basis. This can range from raking leaves, working on plumbing, roofing, installing a door, shoveling sidewalks, etc. If you'd like to get connected with a senior that could use some help contact Lois Greenig at email@example.com.
Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes
The mission of B&G Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” We accomplish this by providing outstanding after school and summer programming to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Our programming is structured, meaningful, and relevant. It is designed to build self-esteem and help children develop and succeed academically, socially, and civically. If you'd like to volunteer at the club go to this link or contact the office directly at 218.847.5700.
The B&G Club Thrift store is always looking for volunteers to help clean, stock, and organize the thrift store. If you'd like to volunteer at the thrift store please contact 218.844.6556.
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center
LCRC is looking for volunteers to help with sorting & organizing, babysitting, clerical support, and other various duties. Contact 218.847.8572 to get involved.
Becker County Food Pantry
The Becker County Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to help clean and stock the pantry. Contact 218.846.0142 to get connected.
Lakes Area Young Life
Lakes Area Young Life is active in various high schools and middle schools in the area. Young Life is making a difference in kids' lives. Young Life leaders enter the world of adolescence to build relationships with them and share with them the person of Jesus. This work is never done and there are more kids who need to hear this incredible story of Jesus told by adults who love and care for them. Contact 218.847.3567 if you'd like to become a leader.
Park Rapids Meals on Wheels
Looking for board members that are 55 yrs of age or older. If interested please contact Bob Hansen by calling 218.255.3538.
Castaway Club- A Young Life Camp is looking for adult volunteers willing to give their time to help prepare a place where adolescents can meet Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. We can use help in a variety of departments including administration, food service, maintenance, landscaping, housekeeping, retail, and guest services. Please refer to the attachment provided for details of when we need the help and what type of work we would be asking you to do.
For more information click here or call (218) 325-3550